Latest: Number of crashes climb as morning commute gets underway


The number of crashes on Triangle-area roads climbed Tuesday morning as slick spots remained from Monday’s wintry precipitation.

Bridges were especially icy Tuesday morning as temperatures dipped to near or below freezing for many towns around the region. Many schools delay or canceled classes amid the hazardous road conditions.

7:00 a.m.: A wreck on Interstate 40 at Harrison Avenue caused big delays in the area, but vehicles were streaming by in the right two lanes.

6:45 a.m.: Durham police said a tractor-trailer jack knifed on U.S. 15-501 and Garrett Road near Interstate 40.

Tractor-trailer jack knifes on US 15-501

6:00 a.m.: Bridges around the region were icy, causing crashes early Tuesday morning.

3:30 a.m.: Durham police said they had no weather-related incidents yet, but there was at least one bad spot on the Durham Freeway at Interstate 40 east.


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